Photos from Afghanistan

Earlier this week I wrote a brief article on dangerous places to travel and places that I wouldn’t go, even if I had a free ticket. Afghanistan was on the top of my list of places that I’d like to see, although no time in the near future. While I’ll concede that it is a dangerous place and should be considered neither as an off-the-beaten path nor a hipster destination, I do believe that the country has a wealth of intrinsic beauty and that one day I hope it will be better accessible to us Westerners.

To that effect, a friend of mine formerly working in Afghanistan has just published photos from his time there. They are a beautiful side to a country fraught with turmoil and despair, and seeing them has helped me put my own personal issues aside, if perhaps only temporarily.

Take a look.